Technology and Web-Based Services

Ask SCORE

          A friend and I are considering becoming partners in purchasing an existing, somewhat successful hobby shop. I’ve known him a long time, but we’ve never been in business together. What is your opinion of partnerships?  

          The partnership has been the foundation for millions of successful small businesses. Unfortunately, it has also been the source for innumerable disputes, arguments, irreparable relationships and lawsuits, all of which exacted economic and personal costs on the people involved.

About the Author

          This column is brought to you by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE, with nearly 70 current and former business executives available to provide free, confidential, one-on-one business mentoring and training workshops for area businesses. Call 603-666-7561 or visit merrimackvalley.score.org for information on mentoring, upcoming workshops and volunteer opportunities. SCORE is a national, non-profit organization and a resource partner of the U. S. Small Business Administration.  

John W Ward

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Brewster, MA

Languages:English, French, Spanish

How I can help you

Early career in petrochemical and extractive industries as financial analyst.

20 years in New York financial services management.

25 years as independent investor/consultant working mostly with early to later stage entrepreneurial companies. Substantial independent director experience both on private and public company boards.

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MA Hons, chemistry. University of Oxford UK

MBA Manchester Business School UK

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Importance of Cash Management in a Small Business

Summary

Learn why Cash Management is critical to Small Business success

Peter Dunn

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Miami, FL

Chapter: Miami Dade

Languages:English

How I can help you

I am an Indomitable lifetime entrepreneur with unparalleled door opening skills. I specialize in identifying potential partner companies and clients and establishing the necessary contact to begin the flow of information that leads to new business opportunities. I work diligently with our partners and providers to develop custom programs for clients that meet their specific needs,within any specified constraints. I look at all new opportunities as an ongoing chance to educate both myself and all stakeholders while producing benchmark results. I'm a Linked-In and Google junkie. Past Experiences include: Developing customized wireless wholesale, retail, and managed-service programs for small, medium, and enterprise level organizations. Identifying key customer needs, and addressing them quickly, effectively, and economically. Providing detailed pricing analysis and successfully reverse engineering competing pricing and technology strategies. Project management of enterprise level wireless projects development projects for companies including Presidio Networked Solutions, Level 3 Communications, Safeway, Paetec, Resicom, Cognigen, and Mdot Networks.

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Jim Hammond

James Hammond

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Land O Lakes, FL

How I can help you

  • Marketing Strategy and Go To Market Plans
  • Business and Financial Planning
  • Business Start-ups

  • Increasing Revenue, Sales and Sales Pricing

  • Technology Sales and Marketing Lead Generation

  • Software Development

  • Business Development, Strategic Planning, Financial Management, Operations

 

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